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Engineering and Water Resource Links

Hydraulic Engineering Links

USGS - Real time precipitation table
USGS - Real time river stages
SWS - State Water Survey - Flood Discharge Database
IIHR - Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research
IAHR - The International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research
CHL - Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory - Waterways Experiment Station
St. Louis District COE - Water Control



Our Community & Flooding (PDF)
USGS publications
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
Chicagoland Expressway Congestion Map
St. Louis Traffic Map
Dams and Obstructions in the Chicago Area (Non-OWR site)
NWS - National Weather Service - Illinois Daily Climate Maps


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State and Federal Agencies

State of Illinois Home Page
IDNR - Illinois Department of Natural Resources
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
IEMA - Illinois Emergency Management Agency
SWS - State Water Survey - Illinois Water and Climate Summary
USCoE - The United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • CoE
  • - Chicago Corps of Engineers Office
  • CoE
  • - St. Louis Corps of Engineers Office
  • CoE
  • - Rock Island Corps of Engineers Office
  • CoE
  • - Louisville Corps of Engineers Office
  • CoE
  • - Memphis Corps of Engineers Office
    USDA-NRCS - US Dept. of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service
    ISGS - Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
    USDoT - Federal Highway Administration Page
    USGS - US Geological Survey
    NTIS - National Technical Information Service
    MWRD - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


    Water Resource Organizations

    ASFM - Association of State Floodplain Managers
    ILMA - Illinois lake Management Association
    Kane Co., IL: Stormwater Management Planning Committee
    Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District
    McHenry County SWCD
    NACD - The National Association of Conservation Districts
    CMAP - Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
    North Cook County SWCD
    Openlands Project
    Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council
    NIWCA - Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership


    NOAA, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    HPC, Hydro Meteorology Prediction Center

    NCDC - National Climatic Data Center
    National Weather Service - Illinois
    NWS - Illinois Flood Statements & Warnings
    NWS - Illinois Climatic Data
    NWS - Illinois Hydrological Data
    NWS - Illinois Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Illinois Zone Data
    NWS - Illinois Special Statement Data
    NWS - Illinois Flood Statements Data


    National Weather Service - Indiana
    NWS - Indiana Flood Statements & Warnings
    NWS - Indiana Climatic Data
    NWS - Indiana Hydrological Data
    NWS - Indiana Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Indiana Zone Data
    NWS - Indiana Special Statement Data
    NWS - Indiana Flood Statements Data


    National Weather Service - Iowa
    NWS - Iowa Flood Statements & Warnings
    NWS - Iowa Climatic Data
    NWS - Iowa Hydrological Data
    NWS - Iowa Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Iowa Flood Statements Data
    NWS - Iowa Zone Data
    NWS - Iowa Special Statement Data


    National Weather Service - Kentucky
    NWS - Kentucky Flood Statements & Warnings
    NWS - Kentucky Climatic Data
    NWS - Kentucky Hydrological Data
    NWS - Kentucky Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Kentucky Zone Data
    NWS - Kentucky Special Statement Data
    NWS - Kentucky Flood Statements Data


    National Weather Service - Missouri
    NWS - Missouri Flood Statements & Warnings
    NWS - Missouri Climatic Data
    NWS - Missouri Hydrological Data
    NWS - Missouri Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Missouri Zone Data
    NWS - Missouri Special Statement Data
    NWS - Missouri Flood Statements Data


    National Weather Service - Wisconsin
    NWS - Wisconsin Climatic Data
    NWS - Wisconsin Hydrological Data
    NWS - Wisconsin Flood Warning Data
    NWS - Wisconsin Zone Data
    NWS - Wisconsin Special Statement Data
    NWS - Wisconsin Flood Statements Data








    Intellicast - USA Weather
    Intellicast - United States Radar
    Intellicast - National Radar Loop
    Intellicast - Midwest Radar loop
    Intellicast - Illinois Local Weather

    Intellicast - Chicago Precipitation Estimate

    Intellicast - Springfield Radar Image
    University of Illinois Midwestern Regional Climate Center




    NGS - National Geodetic Survey Home Page
    NGS - Data Sheet By State and Designation
    NGS - Data Sheet By Area